All posts tagged "Food packaging"

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    Refreshing Chilean citrus promotions aim to boost consumption in the UK and Japan

    SANTIAGO, CHILE, 14 February, 2018 — With the aim of promoting consumption of Chilean citrus, including its...

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    Getting high on fresh produce

    The Mexican Army seized a multi-million dollar shipment of different drugs that was hidden in boxes of fruit and was destined for the United States. The drugs included large quantities of the most commonly used illicit substances among American addicts, such as fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. In the black market,...

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    Refreshing Chilean citrus promotions aim to boost consumption in the UK and Japan

    SANTIAGO, CHILE, 14 February, 2018 — With the aim of promoting consumption of Chilean citrus, including its health benefits, the Chilean Citrus Committee of Chile’s Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX), together with ProChile, has created a promotional campaign for this season for the UK and Japan; two important export markets for these colourful,...

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    Farm robotics impact on labour shortage over-estimated

    The capacity of farm robotics to deliver quick-fix solutions to agriculture’s labour concerns is vastly over-estimated according to researchers in the Netherlands. Dutch robotics scientist, Rick van de Zedde, told delegates at F&A Next: “Industry expectations for farm robotics are definitely too high at present. “There is a tendency for users to...

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    Chart of the day: How inefficient is beef?

    Beef is extremely inefficient to produce, as cattle consume a huge amount of calories and protein in...

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    Kiwi industry dreams of robots

    Robotics are being talked up as a solution to labour shortages in horticulture industries around the world. The new technology could replace crop harvesting jobs that farmers are increasingly struggling to fill. Staffing had rapidly become a global challenge for the horticulture industry, Robotics Plus founder Steve Saunders said at a conference...

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    Chilean scientists is applying artificial intelligence to help fruit farmers

    A group of Chilean scientists is applying artificial intelligence to help a sector not usually associated with this kind of high technology–fruit farmers. The team has designed a special software called Agronomic Simulation and Agroclimatic Information, known by its Spanish acronym SAIA, which places real-time data about the soil, plants and weather...

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    World Bank announces USD 140 mn project to support irrigation in Tunisia

    The World Bank announced today a USD 140 million project to support the Tunisian government’s focus on irrigated agriculture as a means of managing scarce water resources while creating economic opportunities, especially in underdeveloped rural regions. The new project will finance the repair of irrigation systems to make them more efficient and...

  • Fresh Connections Mexico

    With the shifting economic climate and uncertain trade policies, this event will be where industry leaders come together to forge a strong future. At the only event in Mexico that brings the entire fresh produce supply chain together, you will meet buyers and exporters, learn from forward-thinking leaders, and engage with exhibitors...

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    Fresh Produce Packaging Study Shows Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 60%

    Pullach, Germany — April 17, 2018: A new study, Carbon Footprint of Food Packaging, comparing the carbon footprints of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) and single-use cardboard boxes, has shown that RPCs emit 60% less CO2 when used for packaging, shipping and storing fresh produce. Published in February 2018, the study was conducted...

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